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22 July 2015
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of MBNA’s partnership with WWF, which has generated contributions of over £13 million for the benefit of nature, a new ‘first to market’ renewable credit card featuring the endangered snow leopard has been launched. Read WWF-UK supporters choose snow leopard as face of renewable plastic credit card
20 July 2015
Gland, Switzerland: A new WWF report finds some BRICS countries are seeing initial success around environmental and social responsibility initiatives driven by improvements to financial market regulations. The report, Financial Market Regulation for Sustainable Development in the BRICS Countries, also outlines how some BRICS countries have gone beyond recognising the potential for financial systems and institutions to make a positive difference, and are in fact already addressing sustainability challenges by adapting their regulatory frameworks. Read BRICS sustainable finance regulatory initiatives put under the microscope
16 July 2015
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (16 July) – Governments agreed today on a new global financing framework that integrates the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic growth, environmental protection and social inclusion. The agreement came at the closing meeting of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development.
Read New global finance deal sets stage for sustainable development agenda
16 July 2015
Arctic Council observer countries, including the UK, should be the first to join a new commercial fishing moratorium in the Central Arctic says WWF.
Read WWF calls for more countries to support central Arctic fishing ban
08 July 2015
Responding to today’s Budget, WWF-UK CEO David Nussbaum said:
“The Chancellor once promised to make the Treasury a green ally, not a foe. He should be using the first Conservative-only Budget for almost two decades to put the country on a cost-effective path to a sustainable and clean economy and secure our energy supply far into the future.
Read WWF-UK Summer Budget response
07 July 2015
WWF and Unilever have announced a one-year, international partnership to engage consumers in the fight against deforestation – one of the key drivers of climate change – and help protect a million trees. Read WWF and Unilever announce partnership to inspire consumers and help protect a million trees
01 July 2015
Chief Executive David Nussbaum said:
“UK aviation has a serious emissions challenge. Runway expansion would make the problem worse and the solutions tougher. The Prime Minister should consider that ordinary families, businesses and our environment will gain little from a new runway. Expanding Heathrow would be the worst outcome for the environment. It would lead to the greatest increases in noise, in air pollution, and in climate-damaging CO2 emissions.
Read WWF comment on proposed third runway at Heathrow
01 July 2015
(Gland, Switzerland, 30 June, 2015) – China’s new climate plan confirms that the country will peak its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, and sends a strong message to other countries to do more on climate ahead of this year’s negotiations for a new global climate deal.
China is now the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gas emissions, but its cumulative, historical emissions still lag behind those of the US.
Read China’s climate plan sends positive signal ahead of global deal
01 July 2015
End to Great Barrier Reef dumping is imminent
Australian government put ‘on probation’ to improve protection, as green voices are heard
Read UNESCO gives Great Barrier Reef a life line
29 June 2015
A new film launched today by WWF, their global ambassador Andy Murray and The Championships, Wimbledon highlights the role of sniffer dogs in the fight against poaching and the illegal wildlife trade. You can watch the video, which was exclusively released on Facebook this morning, here. Read Andy Murray, The Championships and… a sniffer dog…